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March 5, 2020

Tommy Rebel and the Righteous: “Moving On”

By: Jack Anderson

As a mega-genre wrought with power chords, superficial lyrics, and a general attitude of flipping your parents the bird, rock is often easier to absorb than to define. With that in mind, there’s a certain group whose character falls somewhere between ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, GFR, and interestingly enough, Papa Roach…and that’s Austin’s own Tommy Rebel and the Righteous.

Having already opened for the likes of Joan Jett and Molly Hatchet before founding the Righteous in 2015, the eponymous frontman uses the trio as a vehicle to impart the wisdom, compassion, and encouragement he’s accrued over the years.¬† The Righteous was finally solidified in 2018 after test-driving three drummers and four bassists (settling on Rollie White and Naer Lin, respectively), and marking their first collaboration with oft-sought-out producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith, Tommy Rebel and the Righteous release their debut album Renaissance Dude tomorrow!

The Renaissance Dude¬†release show is 10pm tomorrow at ABGB so get some bearings on your moral compass with Tommy Rebel and the Righteous, courtesy of the late-’70s/early-’80s-penned single “Moving On”!

Photo: Katie McDowell


October 2, 2023

Little Jungles: “Happy In Our Winter”

Finding time to perfect your craft as an adult can already be challenging enough. But becoming a husband and father of two? Talk about cutting down on your ability to monkey around in the studio. At least that’s the experience of Kelowna producer-songwriter Michael Niemann, better known by his creative handle Little Jungles. Little Jungles […]


September 29, 2023

Tribe Mafia: “Take Me” (feat. Erik Goca)

It’s beyond satisfying to hear a homegrown Austin artist not just outside the local city limits, but in a piece of media that gets global reach. And while it may be impossible to top White Denim in the official Nintendo Switch trailer, we gotta give it up to Tribe Mafia for their recent induction into […]


September 28, 2023

Daniel Fears: “Say Something”

Here at KUTX and Song of the Day, we try to be as dutiful as we can in providing both an accurate representation of the Austin Music Experience and great tunes. But honestly, all talent aside, for some local artists we often have to dig around to find something that’s actually airwave worthy. Daniel Fears, […]